During the International Tourism Fair in Madrid (FITUR), the Mexican state of Guanajuato was recently awarded the title of the 2015 Gastronomic Culture Capital of Ibero America.
Fernando Olivera Rocha, the Secretary of Tourism in Guanajuato, said, “For Guanajuato, it is a great responsibility and compromise, but also exciting to have become the Ibero American Capital of Gastonomic Culture.”
This year, Guanajuato has planned 105 different gastronomic themed activities, both artistic and cultural, that will accompany the celebration of their new title not just in the state, but around Mexico. Spain, Portugal, Chile, Peru, and Colombia have also promised to help promote the new Gastronomic Culture Capital.
Guanajuato was also recognized for their touristic Tequlia Route that starts in Irapuato, primarily known for strawberry farming and home to the Plazuelas archaeological site, and ends in Pénjamo to enjoy a tasting of tequilas.
¿Did You Know? Mexico is the oldest wine-producing region in the Americas and Guanajauto has several vineyards sprinkled throughout the state. Their wine harvest festivals take place in August. Read more here.